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Cadillac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great family stay! We were there 2 nights and we had plenty to do each day. The weather was very rainy the second day but we had plenty to do inside as a family and the kids were never bored (9 and 11years). The pools are shallow but there was less to worry about that way. The...

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Melissa P., Thank you kindly for choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge for your school break get-a-way. We have enjoyed over 500 kids (plus parents) in the hotel the last 8 days. Continuously every day! Although these are the most crowded days of the year (when it comes to kids with parents), I'm happy to hear about the amenities that...

Flint, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lodge was outstanding Rooms Very Clean and nice. The Staff always spoke to you and help you anyway they could. The Pool area was A+ very clean and fun. The arcade was great. The only Down fall was the resterant Very slow service.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gregory, Thank you kindly for staying with us and expressing what you loved. I am very sorry for service being slow in the Restaurant. During this Spring break, we are running at 120% all day long - every single day in a row. Our team is executing wonderfully, but we do have some overwhelming demand, causing line-ups and many...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was at the Bavarian for a conference. The staff was fantastic taking care of over 200 librarians. We had plenty of water, and the rooms were great. The registration staff made sure all of our needs were met. We all had a wonderful time. I plan on schedule an actual vacation there soon.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Catherine, Thank you so much for attending the M.L.A. event. We had a BLAST with your organization and applaud your industry in engaging with your communities in so many thrilling ways as the world evolves to an e-world from a paper world. We loved the extra special "friends" that adorned our lobby (for the rest of you it included...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of things to do for kids and adults - very attentive staff. Excellent swimming and Jacuzzi facilities, excellent on-site restaurants. We will be coming back soon for a longer stay next time......

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SennahJean, Hurray! Our most favorite compliment is when you as a guest say they are coming back soon. We couldn't ask for more than that. Thanks for your trust in our team. Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 40 Years - On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

Saginaw, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the super clean, comfortable room, to the amazing pools and water slides, the game area and different venues to eat at, our stay was outstanding! Tons of fun for the kids of various ages. We loved our stay and plan on returning frequently.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chrisesparza720, Thank you so very much for your kind words and your TRUST in our team. We are so pleased to understand what you enjoyed most and we look forward to serving your family again in the future. Come check us out in the Summer. Pool and Fun Center venues are never as crowded as school break as guests...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bavarian inn was great for us the pools were warm and the waterslides were fun the hotel itself was great we had a nice room with a balcony overlooking the river all and all its a great family place

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ed P., Thank you so much for your recent "Spring Break" stay. We appreciate you choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Frankenmuth. We hope to serve your family this Summer! Sincerely, Jim Engel - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 39 Years - On behalf of the ENTIRE Lodge Team

Whitehouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When (we) Papa & Nana told our Granddaughter we would take her on a trip to a Waterpark for Spring Break, she chose to go to Bavarian Inn. The rooms were nice & comfy, the staff were very friendly, & the pools ( they have 4 indoor pools) were perfect. The pools & hot tub were clean, just perfect temp,...

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Donna S., Wow... you are certainly one-cook-Nana! I envision that you were on the water slides and taking in all the same FUN that your granddaughter did. We love seeing special memories being created between grandchildren and grandparents. It happens here virtually every-day. Thanks for your trust in our team! Yours in Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On behalf of...

Hamilton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From being recognized by Stephanie at the front desk to the time we left four nights later we had a great time. We were on this trip celebrating our birthdays. Emily waited on us in the lounge for dinner and was continually happy to be there and looking after customers. I joined my honey ordering the cheese and ale soup...

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jean C., Thank you so much for your loyalty to Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Lodge Jean. We greatly appreciate your business and are thrilled to see your engaging times with so many staff that you know by name! We appreciate your being our ambassador and promise to keep working hard to help you RELAX and have Fun. I'm...

Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Bavarian Inn stay was a great weekend getaway! The kids loved the pools and water slides, arcade, and mini golf too! The food at the Ratskeller was great, the rooms very clean, and staff were all helpful and friendly. We will definitely be staying again!

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kgamchoughlin, So glad you had a great experience and we are THRILLED to hear the promise of a return trip. That is the best form of positive affirmation we could ask for. Please ask for me at your next check-in. Would love to meet your clan! Yours in Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 39...

West Bloomfield, Michigan
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Love this lodge! Each room is named after an original German family settler from Frankenmuth with pictures and historical background on the walls within. There's a Waterpark and lots of entertainment for kids and adults. Lots of shopping and good food (Bavarian Inn, Zehnders, and much more) are plentiful.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Julie K., Thanks for your kind review and your loyalty to Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Lodge. We appreciate your trust in our team and we promise to keep working hard to keep the Lodge relaxing and FUN! Would love to meet your clan sometime - ask for me at the Front Desk when you return. Sincerely, Jim Engel,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bavarian Inn Lodge is a treasure in the heart of downtown Frankenmuth - Michigan's #1 tourist attraction. Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Cass River, the Lodge is a world-class getaway destination for families and couples. The Bavarian Inn Lodge of Frankenmuth is about gathering. For generations, millions of people have come here to stay and play, to be welcomed with our home-cooked chicken dinners, delightfully cozy beds, and warm Bavarian hospitality. It's like stepping into the heart of Europe without a passport or the jet lag! •360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool, family suites and balcony rooms •Indoor water park with four indoor pools;three whirlpools & two large waterslides.•Four tennis courts (two with nighttime play). •Three-story European-style courtyard with one indoor pool and whirlpool reserved especially for adults. •18-Hole indoor miniature golf. •The largest Family Fun Center in any Midwest hotel with 110+ video and redemption games, air hockey, and pool tables.•Two-story Children's Village play area. •Two lounges, two restaurants, two gift shops (stop in at Michael's Gift Shop to check out board games galore).•Gourmet Coffee Bar in Martha's Gift Shop.•Free live nightly entertainment including sing-a-longs and Karaoke. •Free WIFI internet with over 50 hotspots throughout public areas and in guestrooms. •An abundance of public areas for your family or group to gather and socialize. America's FIRST Living Room Styled Water Park! Yet... A couples paradise with an adult only pool and whirlpool! Oh yes... Parking is always free! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bavarian Inn Lodge

Address: 1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1900
Region: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Price Range: $224 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 360
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Also Known As:
Bavarian Hotel Frankenmuth
Bavarian Resort Frankenmuth
Frankenmuth Bavarian Lodge
Bavarian Inn Frankenmuth Mi
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge Resort
Bavarian Lodge Frankenmuth
Bavarian Frankenmuth
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